2017 Swimwear Haul

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With summer right around the corner and my honeymoon even closer, it was definitely time to add some new swimsuits to the wardrobe. The last time I bought swimwear was at least four years ago so it’s safe to say I was overdue. I picked up two sets and one top but plan on mixing and matching throughout our honeymoon and for the rest of the summer. I really was enjoying the more natural boho vibes when I was selecting new pieces and loved how all three of these pair together nicely. I picked all of these up at the ever so wonderful Target! That’s why I wanted to be sure to write this post sooner than later so you could go pick up any of these that you may like!

You’ll have to forgive me if I don’t try these on for you now as I’d probably blind you with my lovely winter pale a** skin. Of course, I’ll be taking way too many pictures during our honeymoon so you’ll see all of these suits in action! Plus, everything always looks better in a tropical location.

| Top : Target   |  Bottoms : Target  |

| Top : Target   |  Bottoms : Target  |

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Leave me a comment below and tell me which is your favorite!

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March Favorite Posts This Month

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It’s been a crazy busy month this month. For those who follow my blog closely, you’ll recognize that I took a much needed break this last week. With my five days a week posting schedule mixed with my professional work schedule and life in general, there just wasn’t the time to put my full 100% into my blog. Definitely not wanting to give you all half-a** posts to read, I opted for a break and I’m VERY glad I did. For the remaining weeks I was posting, I had a few that I really loved and I noticed you all felt the same about them as well! Without further explanation, here are my favorite posts from last month in case you missed any.

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Beauty Trend : Oil Pulling

I wonderful trend I highly recommend everyone trying out. You just might love it!

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Makeup Storage

Take a peek inside my bathroom and how exactly I organize my beauty stash!

Tips For New Bloggers

5 Most Important Tips For New Bloggers

Some great tips for new and old bloggers. Be sure to check it out.

Skincare Haul

Skincare & Beauty Haul

Because everyone loves a good haul. I’m super excited to be trying out all these new products!

Let me know down below with any post requests for April!

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Skincare & Beauty Haul

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One of my New Years resolutions this year was to spend more money and time on skincare as opposed to makeup. I’ve been doing my research and sorting through recommendations to constantly better my skincare routine. I really think I have some great products in my first haul of the year. Also, props to me for not going skincare crazy until the end of March. The self-restraint is real! Here’s a peak in my Sephora and Ulta haul.

LaVanila Sport Luxe Deodorant

This came as a recommendation from a good friend of mine after she taught me about what is really in all those generic deodorants. (It is not a pretty visual.) I’d recommend looking into the ingredients and their effects on the human body (especially the ta-ta’s). This deodorant smells amazing and has been working very well so far. I’m excited to keep trying it out!

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

Just restocking on my fav pore strips. Nothing new here!

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Lifting Neck Cream

In Ulta I was actually debating between buying this or one of Mario Badescu’s neck creams. I ultimately decided on Mario Badescu’s but I got this as a free gift! Maybe doing a battle of the neck creams? I’ve heard great things about both so I can’t imagine a scenario where I’m disappointed in either!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, & Rosewater

If you read my recent post about my Beauty Empties, you will recognize this little bottle. I didn’t realize how much I missed having this until I ran out. I really noticed a difference. It’s great when you want a little hydration. I highly recommend checking it out.

NYX HD Concealer

Restocking my usual concealer so nothing crazy!

NYX Angel Veil Primer

I decided to give this a try. I will admit, YouTube made me buy it. More specifically, Kathleen made me buy it. I’ll keep you updated as I get a chance to try this out for a while.

Mario Badescu Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream

Here is the other neck cream I decided on. I missed this product in my routine. I’m glad to get back on the neck cream train. It’s never too early to start age defying products.

Sephora Honey Lip Scrub

I’ve been in the market for a lip exfoliant and the fact that this one came in a stick, so I wouldn’t have to use my fingers, really intrigued me. I’ll keep you all updated!

Not Your Mother’s Beat The Heat Thermal Shield Spray

If you read my Beauty Empties post, you’ll know that I recently ran out of my old Tresemme heat protectant and didn’t really enjoy it. I’m hoping to fall in love with this new product!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried one of these and what your thoughts are!

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Charlotte Russe Clothing Haul

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I’ve been doing a bit of shopping recently and thought I’d share with all of you what I’ve picked up over the past few weeks. As you know, I love Charlotte Russe. They’re so inexpensive and have good quality pieces. It really doesn’t help that I’m on their email list so I get to see their latest arrivals and sales in my inbox every day. So tempting! So here are some great pieces that you should definitely check out. Stay tuned to see these in upcoming OOTD posts!

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Asymmetrical Wool-Blend Trenchcoat – seriously the warmest coat ever

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Camo Print Infinity Scarf

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Cowl Neck Off-The-Shoulder Sweater

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Shawl Collar Cocoon Cardigan

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High Waisted Stretch Olive Legging – clearly I was in an olive mood

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Metallic Shimmer Kimono – great option to pair a black bodycon dress with for New Years

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Refuge Skin Tight Legging Jeans

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Slub Knit Cold Shoulder Sweater

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Split Sleeve Surplice Bodysuit

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Strappy Cut-Out Swing Tee

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V-Neck Boyfriend Pocket Tee – comfiest material to just lounge around in

(I do not own any of the pictures.All photos were taken from Charlotte Russe’s website.)

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Makeup & Skincare Haul

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I’ve been going a little spender crazy this month but I’m not mad about it! Beauty product prices never cease to amaze me. So expensive! For products that go over the majority of my face though, I definitely pool more money into. Something simple like mascara I could care less about. I just want the best of the best on my skin. Speaking of skin, let’s start with skincare products first.

Origins Active Charcoal Mask

After my disastrous attempt with the Lush mask, I needed a good charcoal mask to work on clearing up my skin asap. I’ve heard about this mask for a while now and decided to give it a go. Charcoal is great for extracting black heads and all the junk that gets in your skin. This product is probably the one I am most excited for!

RCMA Powder

Kathleen Lights shed light on this beauty and I’ve finally decided to purchase it! I’m hoping it will be the perfect setting powder for the big day! (que the wedding bells)

Hourglass Stick Foundation

I’ve been very intrigued by the stick foundations and of all the reviews I have heard on them, this one seems like it would be a good fit for my skin. I decided to pick it up prior to the big day to try out. I’ll let you all know my thoughts! Let me know yours if you have a better wedding foundation recommendation!

Sephora Collection Pro Press Full Coverage Complexion Brush

The reviews I read on the Hourglass foundation recommended a brush as opposed to a sponge for fuller coverage, which is what I’m aiming for in this foundation. So I picked up this Sephora Pro brush because of all the amazing things people have said about it! It’s sooo soft, I almost feel bad getting makeup on it!

Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

I fully anticipate this product to work wonders! I’ve not heard many people, if any, complain about this setting spray. I’m hoping this will give my face makeup the extra push that it needs on the big day!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Frill Seeker

When I saw this color, I knew I needed to have it. The color is the exact shade I wanted for my toes on the big day. It’s going to compliment my dress beautifully!

Vegas Nay Lashes in Easy Elegance

Perfect lashes for the big day as well. Dramatic but wispy enough to not look ridiculous on my eyes! I’ve heard great things about this brand so I’m excited to finally give them a try.

As you can see, most of these items were purchased in mind for the big day (minus the Beauty Blender – just replacing my old sponge). I’m hoping I have the perfect combination within these products. I’ve picked some of the most recommended products so I’m not too worried. As always, I will update you all in a few weeks with my results!

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Clothing Haul

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Online shopping to way too dangerous. It makes it way too easy to get just what I’m looking for (and often times more than what is in the shops here locally). I just picked up a few pieces from Charlotte Russe and Target that I’m really enjoying so far! Let’s start off easy with Target.

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Moon Tee

This brand is beginning to be my favorite new thing. This is the same brand as my Nam-a-stay In Bed shirt and they are so incredibly soft and comfortable. I saw this super cute geometric lunar shirt and had to get it! (If it ain’t black, put it back on the rack. Am I right?)

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Cut Out Sweater

Speaking of “If it ain’t black, put it back on the rack”. This sweater is so cozy and I love the shoulder cut outs. They make the perfect accent to this piece and give it more life than a plain black sweater.

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Olive Football Tee

Switching over to Charlotte Russe, I picked up this tee in hopes that the material is similar to the moon shirt I picked up from Target! And it does feel the same! So comfy and very flattering. Perfect cozy shirt and can easily be dressed up.

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Black Ankle Booties

I have been in desperate need of some black booties! I have been wearing my camel booties constantly this fall and black makes everything look better.

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White Off The Shoulder Top

I picked this adorable top up to wear to any upcoming bridal events or the day after the wedding brunch with everyone. I thought this top would be adorable with blush high waisted jeans. I’m so excited to wear this!

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Plain Baseball Hat

This hat is much more gray than it appears online. You also can’t really see the fabric well online, the satin must not photograph well. Other than that, I really enjoy this hat. It’s great for third day hair that is just not cooperating and you still want to have that comfy chic look.

I’m excited to break these out and start wearing them. Look forward to some OOTD posts in the near future! If there are any specific pieces you want to see, let me know down below in the comments!

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